The source of magic?

Artenen

Artenen Aeolus House of the Iron Ring
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Old stories from ancient manuscripts speak that this land had no magic before the first age of man. Nothing found before the great disaster told tales of any type of magic. These manuscripts of ancient scrolls speak of a horrific storm of stones that rained down among the people, destroying nearly everything and everyone in its path.
 
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Ronan

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This could work for the introduction of magic to the world. The ancient scrolls you speak of could be writing during the Dark War, when humans and such were little more then new races. The storm of stones may be a major battle that happened.

1A: First Age
2A: Second Age

Many Years Before the First Age - The Dark War. The Dark Ones and their legions of abominations sweep out of the East, where they are met by an Alliance of Dragons and the Celestials.

1A 0001 - The Dark War ends. The remaining dragons sacrifice their lives to entomb The Dark Ones at the center of the world. The Celestials bestow the secrets of the magics to the young races, and return to the realm of the ancients.
 

Ronan

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1A: First Age
2A: Second Age

Many Years Before the First Age - The Dark War. The Dark Ones and their legions of abominations sweep out of the North, where they are met by an Alliance of Dragons and the Celestials.

1A 0001 - The Dark War ends. The remaining dragons sacrifice their lives to entomb The Dark Ones at the center of the world. The Celestials bestow the secrets of the magics to the younger races, and return to the realm of the ancients.

1A 0270 - The Elven Kingdom of Morduin is founded.

1A 0450 - The Dwarven Kingdom of Taladim is founded.

1A 1002- The Kingdom of Aldoria is founded.

1A 1004 - The Exalted Church of the Light is founded.

1A 1007 - Tensions rise between the Tribal Orcs of the Eastern Lands and the Dwarves of Taladim over land and resources. The Cult of the Burned Ones becomes known.

1A 1048 - The seven Orc tribes of the Eastern Lands consolidate into the Merek Empire, led by the Orc warlord Jub’Hok. Open war between Orcs and Dwarves begins. Though border skirmishes with the other races still happen from time to time.

1A 1070 - Pushed back to their capital city of Koroban, and with their fortifications failing the Dwarves attempt to use an ancient magical artifact found deep in the lowest tunnels, under Silver Spire Mountain their home. The artifact detonated, reducing the over 16,000 ft peak to a smoldering crater 5 miles in diameter.

1A 1071 - Dwarves are officially considered an extinct race. Orcs absorb what is left of the Dwarven lands of Taladim into the Merek Empire.

1A 1072 - Angered by the misuse of their gift of magic by the young races, The Celestials begin reclaiming the powers of magic from the world. Magic diminishes throughout the lands becoming more and more rare.

1A 1272 - Magic becomes a myth and only legends tell of a time magic was used, though rumors do exist of some people able to use strange powers.

1A 1280 - The College of the Magical Arts is founded in New Kingston, capital of the Aldoria. The first caretakers of the college dedicate themselves to the remembrance of magic.

1A 1288 - Tensions between religious and secular authorities in Aldoria flare up and consume the kingdom.

1A 1329- Aldoria Civil War. War rages in Aldoria between the Knights of Dawn, the Exalted Church of the Light and the emergent noble families. The elves and Orcs stay out of the conflict. The Cult of the Burned Ones becomes more popular.

1A 1333 - The Civil War in Aldoria ends. There is a considerable downgrading of the political and persuasive powers of the Exalted Church of the Light. All religious organizations are permitted to keep only a limited number of men under arms if they so wish. The Knights of Dawn become the personal guard to the king.

1A 1334 - The Noble Families draft and ratify the Central Charter, and form the first High Council in Aldoria. Later the same year the council split into two major political groups, The Wardens and The Revivalists.

1A 1345 - The kingdom of Capellia is founded by refugees of the Aldoria Civil War.

1A - 1450 - The beginning of the Merek Empire rebellion. Tensions between the Orc Chiefs of the Merek high counsel over secession rights for the title of emperor, cause a bloody rebellion. The Black Moon, Hammer Fist, Crimson Tooth, and Broken Axe tribes rebel against emperor Tok' Batul and the three remaining united tribes.

1A 1465 - 1470 - Somewhere during this time, the Merek rebellion ends with the collapse of the Empire. The surviving leaders of the empire flee increasingly inhospitable conditions. Most Orcs take up tribalism once again and become more warlike.

1A 1505- The kingdom of Capellia prospers and flourishes in an extremely short space of time. Here The Cult of the Burned Ones coalesces into a main religion, Calling themselves The True Keepers of the Burning Soul, they worship "The Holy Flame."